The Resource America COMPETES Act : NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed : report to congressional committees

America COMPETES Act : NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed : report to congressional committees

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America COMPETES Act : NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed : report to congressional committees
Title
America COMPETES Act
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NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed : report to congressional committees
Title variation
  • America COMPETES Act
  • NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed
Title variation remainder
National Institute of Standards and Technology applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed
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eng
Summary
The America COMPETES Act gave the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), within the Department of Commerce, the authority, through 2010, to obtain the temporary services of up to 200 experts or consultants per year, but did not specify how the agency should acquire these services. NIST has used this authority to award personal services contracts to obtain the services of individuals. The act requires GAO to report on whether additional safeguards would be needed if NIST's authority were to be made permanent. To meet that requirement, GAO determined (1) the extent to which NIST has used its authority; (2) how effective the authority has been in helping NIST meet its need for experts; and (3) the extent to which NIST has provided appropriate safeguards over its use, and what additional safeguards are needed. GAO reviewed statutes, regulations, federal guidance, and NIST's contracts. In addition, GAO interviewed officials at NIST, Commerce, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). If the Congress extends or makes the COMPETES Act authority permanent, it may want to consider clarifying how NIST is to obtain the services of experts
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DID
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federal national government publication
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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Mittal, Anu K
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  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
  • United States.
  • Letting of contracts
  • Public contracts
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America COMPETES Act : NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed : report to congressional committees
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Aug. 11, 2009)
  • "August 2009."
  • "GAO-09-789."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 26 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Label
America COMPETES Act : NIST applied some safeguards in obtaining expert services, but additional direction from Congress is needed : report to congressional committees
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed Aug. 11, 2009)
  • "August 2009."
  • "GAO-09-789."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 26 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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